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. starting in a week and a half, christmas tree lighting healthcare officers will help boost -- chp officers will help boost patrols and work out traffic control. they are still working out the number of officers and who will pay for. >> the men and women of my police department do an amazing job under difficult circumstances. >> a similar deployment is planned for stockton. >>> bart is celebrating a construction milestone. ken bastida shows us more. >> reporter: to build the new station, this is warm springs, this will be the end of the line in 2015, they had to build that tunnel called the central park subway. that subway goes underneath the park itself central park and fremont and also goes underneath lake elizabeth. they had to drain the lake pull the fish out to build this. today they announced the completion of the tunneling. some mucky mucks from bart went down there and some state people including carl guardino from the california transportation commission. >> we are here to celebrate an amazing day of the extension and then we go another 16.1 miles to make sure that bart not only co
area sutter healthcare hospital. >> we are going to have yet another strike against sutter. >> reporter: if this all sounds familiar maybe it's because they did the same thing in july. and june. and may. in fact, if you count the hospitals individually there have been more than 70 work stoppages in the past two years. >> for the nurses it's going to be whatever it takes as long as it takes. there's no -- this isn't a game for the nurses. this is life and death. >> reporter: the series of 24- hour strikes have forced sutter to hire temporary replacement staff on expensive five-day contracts. and the strategy has had some success with management backing down at several area hospitals in the last year. >> i think it has been quite effective. >> reporter: ken jacobs studies labor trends for uc-berkeley and says despite the decline of other unions, the nurses are in a powerful position being highly trained workers in the one industry that's growing quickly in a depressed economy. >> and unlike certain other areas it's not going to be outsourced to other countries. i think all of those give t
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